A Trip Report - Northern California, August 9 - 21, 2012

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Black Oystercatcher on the shore at Pacific Grove

A trip to Northern California included time spent in Pacific Grove, Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Rafael.

 

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egret
egrets
Great Egret
Black Oystercatcher
 
Snowy Egret (left) and Great Egret preen while an Immature Heermann's Gull watches.
snowy egret
black turnstone
black turnstone
Snowy Egret hunting
Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone looking for food in a bed of kelp
western gull
white pelican
white pelican
Western Gull - First Year plumage Pacific Grove
White Pelican - Mt. View, Shoreline Park
White Pelican - Mt. View, Shoreline Park
savannah sparrow
savannah sparrow
savannah sparrow
Savannah Sparrow - Mt. View Shoreline Park
Savannah Sparrow - Mt. View Shoreline Park
house finch
house finch
House Finch
american goldfinch
american goldfinch
lesser and american goldfinch
Male American Goldfinch going into winter plumage. Photographed in San Rafael, California in late August.
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch on the left and American Goldfinch on the right.
western gull
american goldfinch
Western Gull - adult plumage; photographed in Pacific Grove
American Goldfinch - female in winter plumage